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  • Cubaby Ted Henken; Miriam Celaya; Dimas Castellanos

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 89.00

    In this era of ever-increasing globalization and communication across national borders, Cuba remains an isolated island oddly out of step with the rest of the world. And yet, Cuba is beginning to evolve via the important if still insufficient changes instituted by Raul Castro, who became president in 2008. This book supplies a uniquely independent,... more...

  • Daily Life through Trade: Buying and Selling in World Historyby James Anderson

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 68.00

    From ancient to modern times, trade has played an integral role in connecting disparate cultures and places on the earth?indeed, the existence of commercial trade across human civilization means that "globalization" is hardly a recent phenomenon or trend. Daily Life through Trade: Buying and Selling in World History documents how the importance... more...

  • Desi Hoop Dreamsby Stanley I. Thangaraj

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 22.95

    South Asian American men are not usually depicted as ideal American men. They struggle against popular representations as either threatening terrorists or geeky, effeminate computer geniuses. To combat such stereotypes, some use sports as a means of performing a distinctly American masculinity. Desi Hoop Dreams focuses on South Asian-only basketball... more...

  • Dimersions of Japanese Societyby Kenneth Henshall

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 70.00

    Japan remains one of the most intriguing yet least understood nations. In a much needed, balanced and comprehensive analysis, among other remarkable revelations, this book presents for the first time a vital key to understanding the organisation of Japan's society and the behaviour of its people. The Japanese are not driven by a universal morality... more...

  • Double Cup Loveby Eddie Huang

    Random House Publishing Group 2016; US$ 27.00 US$ 20.50

    In the follow-up to his bestselling coming-of-age memoir Fresh Off the Boat, now a hit show on ABC, celebrity chef Eddie Huang tells a powerful story about love and family and what really makes us who we are. After growing up in a wild first-generation immigrant family in the comically hostile world of suburban America, Huang begins to wonder just... more...

  • Egypt Society & Culture Complete Reportby World Trade Press

    World Trade Press 2010; US$ 28.50

    Need to know it all? Our all-inclusive culture report for Egypt will get up to speed on all aspects of culture in Egypt, including lifecycle, religion, women, superstitions & folklore, sports, holidays & festivals, and etiquette. more...

  • Encyclopedia of National Dress: Traditional Clothing around the World [2 volumes]by Jill Condra

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 189.00

    The contributors to Encyclopedia of National Dress: Traditional Clothing around the World examine clothing that is symbolic of the people who live in regions all over the world, providing a historical and geographic perspective that illustrates how people dress and explains the reasons behind the material, design, and style. The encyclopedia... more...

  • The English Yearby Steve Roud

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 23.98

    This enthralling book will take you, month-by-month, day-by-day, through all the festivities of English life. From national celebrations such as New Year?s Eve to regional customs such as the Padstow Hobby Horse procession, cheese rolling in Gloucestershire and Easter Monday bottle kicking in Leeds, it explains how they originated, what they mean... more...

  • Etiquette (Collins Nutshell Books)by Martine Legge

    HarperCollins Publishers 2012; US$ 8.56

    Ever wondered about the correct way to address a Duke? Or how to get out of a car elegantly? What do you do if you embarrass yourself in public? These, and a whole host of other practical questions, are answered in this charming pocket-sized book. more...

  • Festival of Christmasby Laurence Whistler

    Dean Street Press 2015; US$ 1.44

    <i>For children the day begins with a weight on the toes, long, angular, and many-faceted as a leg by Picasso. The stocking should be opened by candlelight: no other light is resonant at that high frequency of excitement.</i><br><br>Christmas is one of the oldest of our traditions, more ancient... more...